Blood Simple Reviews
While the basic premise is simple...everything above and beyond that is anything BUT.
It's always an (uncomfortable) pleasure to watch as the Coens develope a fairly simple plot point, into a unmercifully complicated and often horriffic mess.
Beautifully shot and well acted, it is definitely "one to see" for film buffs.
I was a bit underwhelmed until the middle of the story, but it eventually caught me as tightly as anything else the Coens have done. I have to highlight the suspense and tension once again, it really is remarkable how I was basically holding my breath several times during the movie. We're talking Hitchcockian levels of anxiety for the characters. Any fan of Joel and Ethan is in for a real treat, that I can promise.
I like the storyline, just thought it could have been made a little more suspenseful perhaps thoughout the first part.